Improving flood preparedness for communities in Nigeria through the provision of flood early warning maps
Flooding is a natural hazard that inflicts devastating consequences on many communities in Nigeria; it occurs every year and causes loss of life, livelihood and infrastructure to most vulnerable communities. Despite the fact that the governments of the country are making excellent efforts to reduce the risks of flooding in Nigeria, there is a slight gap in access and communication flood hazard early warning information, especially at the community level.
Based on the backdrop, Taiwo founded an initiative called the Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative. A youth-led initiative that brings together youths to contribute to achieving Priority 1 and 4 of the Sendai framework, and improves flood preparedness in Nigeria using advanced geospatial technology to collectively map the susceptibility level of the community to floods during the 2021 raining season.
Speaker: Taiwo Ogunwumi
Geohazard Risk Mapping Initiative
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor